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Overdone it?

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 21:37

Good luck Muddy, DT and V.  And Bob.  Hopefully lots of race reports to entertain me as I nurse a pair of battered legs next week.

And of course best of luck to my fellow VLMers. And to my husband for child wrangling duties.  I promise to run as fast as I can


Overdone it?

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 11:42

My number is 4278.  I'm going from Blue start, pen 4.  Any idea how easy that will be to get going in terms of getting into my pace/crowdedness etc?

I've clearly pissed the marathon gods off this year as, in addition to falling over yesterday, I now have a sore throat.  I'm aiming for hourly salt water gargles and honey slurps in between batches of Soreen.  Mind you, my clubmate who just won Premier vet in the Marathon des Sables reckons she fell over in the first mile and was told by an elderly Frenchmen that it was a good omen and she'd probably win it now.  So there is that.  She's doing London from the Champs start, Lit, so you might see her.  There are two lady Striders going from Champs.  

In fact our plan is to have a club blue start meet just outside the champs start entrance so if you feel like popping out and saying Hi pre-race then do.  Or not, I won't be offended. My shoes are teal with a pink rim and I will most likely be sporting blue kinesio tape on one leg and have a scabby knee on the other.  Club vests are green with red stripe.  

260g carbs so far today.  Easy!  I seem to have a carb hangover though.   

Overdone it?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:05

I've been drinking a lot of fruit juice.  Not even a fan of fruit juice.  Like you, Lit, I'm actually feeling a bit hungry.  Looking forward to my post-marathon steak.  

Overdone it?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 18:40

639g carbs today.  10g per kilo.  Too many cals though and haven't even factored in Expo flapjack samples.  I win at gluttony 


Overdone it?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 07:47

And me!  Had juice, porridge with a ton of jam and about to have some toast.  With more jam.  

Overdone it?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 07:38

Wow, you're running great at the moment, Tommy.  Do you have a 10k in your sights soon?  Or a cheeky parkrun to make that 5k PB official!  

So for my final run (bar a 15 min leg stretch on Saturday) I went for a pre-breakfast meander around the woods with the dog whilst everyone else still in bed.  All was uneventful until the last mile when, upon exiting the woods, I caught my foot in a branch and fell over, ripping a hole in my running shoes and grazing my knee.  Idiot.  Thankfully the shoes are my old pair - not my marathon shoes (although they were my fallback option should any disaster befall the marathon ones).  I'm off to apply some bubble wrap now.  


Overdone it?

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 22:04

Glad you're on the mend, Mace. 

I bet your colleagues will be delighted when you show up with battered legs, not bouncing, next week, Lit.

Did my dress rehearsal tonight. Pace did not feel v natural. I was either running too fast and holding back or feeling heavy and having to kick on. Feel better for a run though and a bit less antsy. Still having sock doubts. FFS. Expo tomorrow.  I'm sure that will chase the nerves away 

garmin advanced workout not uploading

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 21:38

Did you manage to resolve this?  I've tried recently and found the same problems you were having.  

Could use training centre, but that is a pain in the arse.

Overdone it?

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 12:01

Think leg 3 is not too bad, DT.  From memory I think Lou may have run it the first time he did it?  Obviously this is comparatively.  But it's sandwiched by the two toughest legs so be grateful!  I'm also shit at running uphills and have done zero hill work all winter.  Hoping that marathon training has magically caused me to be good at hills.  

Carb loading starts tomorrow, Skinny, but the first glass of beetroot juice was consumed this morning.  

Overdone it?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 11:04

Skinny - you'll probably find going into summer that you'll start firing off PB's anyway due to a bigger base.  It took me 4 years to be able to face doing another marathon and mine was ok really.  And will be 5 years by the time I do it. Maybe I would have done sooner if I hadn't had two more babies in the interim though.  Do you think you might have enjoyed an autumn marathon more?  Less cold dark nights?  

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